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Message from Julie Sweet​​​​ – Chief Executive Officer – North America

At Accenture, our commitment to inclusion and diversity starts at the top. We believe strongly that inclusion and diversity are essential for a high performing, talent-led organization. Quite simply, our diversity makes Accenture stronger, smarter and more innovative, which helps us better serve the needs of our clients, our people and our communities.

We take a wide view of diversity across abilities, age, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression. We aspire to be the company with the most inclusive and diverse workforce—because it’s the right thing to do for our people, for our business and industry, and for the communities where we live and work.

While I am pleased with the progress we have made, we are not where we want to be. We need to find new ways to make an impact. Just as we collaborate with clients to help them win in the market, we need to collaborate and connect more as an entire community to drive disruptive change.

To foster more collaboration and because transparency creates trust, we are reporting, for the first time, the demographics of our U.S. workforce for gender, ethnicity, persons with disabilities and veterans. Going forward, we will report annually on our progress across these areas of diversity.

On behalf of the people of Accenture, I commit to increased transparency and greater collaboration to deliver on our aspiration to be the most inclusive and diverse company, where all of our people are empowered to lead and can be successful, both professionally and personally.


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Julie Sweet

Julie Sweet​​​​

Chief Executive Officer – North America

Hear more about Accenture’s commitment to inclusion and diversity in Julie’s interview with Fortune.

Our Workforce in the United States

2015

Total U.S. employees
47,566

Persons with Disabilities

Approximately 1,392 (3 percent) Accenture people have self-identified as persons with disabilities.


Veterans

Approximately 1,044 (2 percent) Accenture people have self-identified as veterans. Accenture U.S. has committed to hire an additional 5,000 veterans or the spouses of veterans by 2020.


Data as of December 2015.
Ethnicity totals do not include unknown. Denominators include unknown.
Accenture’s EEO-1 statement is prepared each year in accordance with the U.S. government requirements. Because the categories the U.S. government uses to identify job functions differs from our management structure and our reporting timelines, we encourage you to refer to our U.S. workforce demographics for insights into our employee base.


Persons with Disabilities

Approximately 506 (3 percent) Accenture executives have self-identified as persons with disabilities.


Veterans

Approximately 333 (2 percent) Accenture executives have self-identified as veterans.

Data as of December 2015.
Ethnicity totals do not include unknown. Denominators include unknown.
Executives defined as managers and above.

Our employee resource groups

Our culture of inclusion and diversity is fostered by our U.S. employee resource groups—vibrant communities that enable our people to strengthen their networks, grow their skills, celebrate their heritages and give back to the communities where they live and work. We have 10 national employee resource groups with 250+ local chapters.

African American Employee Resource Group

American Indian Employee Resource Group

Asian Pacific American Employee Resource Group

Persons with Disabilities Employee Resource Group

Hispanic American Employee Resource Group

Interfaith Employee Resource Group

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Employee Resource Group

Men's Employee Resource Group

Military Employee Resource Group

Women's Employee Resource Group


Celebrations of Diversity

We recognize and celebrate our differences and heritages with events throughout the year. From observing heritage months, such as Black History, to marking internationally-recognized days, such as International Women’s Day, our people come together with our clients and our communities to learn from each other, promote understanding and be inspired.


Accenture Talent Connection

This is a network of professionals who are interested in the challenging, rewarding opportunities offered by Accenture.

Learning and development opportunities

At Accenture, we are always inventing new ways for our people to learn and grow professionally and personally. As part of this investment, we provide customized learning and development opportunities to nurture our diverse talent and promote awareness and understanding about working in a diverse company.

Inclusion & Diversity overall

  • Leading a Diverse Workforce
  • Inclusion & Diversity in Motion: Embracing Cross-cultural Diversity
  • Cross-cultural computer-based training: Building awareness, effective communications and virtual teamwork

Ethnic Diversity

  • African American and Hispanic American Regional Leadership Summits
  • Driving Stronger Performance Training: African American and Hispanic American
  • Excelling in High Performance Training: African American and Hispanic American

Women

  • Developing Executive Women: Power Your Impact
  • Developing Executive Women: Create Your Impact
  • Developing Executive Women: Lead With Impact
  • Developing High Performing Women Training
  • Developing our Women: Maximizing Your Career
  • Developing our Women: Steering Your Career Training
  • Developing our Women: Growing Your Career Training
  • Women & Client Centricity Training
  • Women’s Defining Success and Discussion Forums

LGBT

  • LGBT Leaders Learning Training Program
  • LGBT Virtual Learning Series
  • LGBT Learning Board
  • LGBT Computer-Based Training: Equality in the Workplace
  • Assessing LGBT Travel Risks Worldwide

Persons with Disabilities

  • Valuing Persons with Disabilities
  • Persons with Disabilities Computer-Based Training: Hidden disabilities, mental health awareness, disability disclosure, assistive technology, mentoring, etiquette
  • Enabling Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities: Role of Accenture Workplace
  • Persons with Disabilities Learning Board
  • Persons with Disabilities: Recruiters Training

Military

  • Junior Military Officer on-the-job training and mentoring
  • Software engineering certification for enlisted military new hires


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